National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition

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316- Understanding Infinity: Cantorís Diagonal Proof for Middle School Students

Friday, April 19, 2013: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
108 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Amber Wagner
Co-Speaker:
Alden Moylan


Infinity is fascinating, yet students rarely learn much about it until college. Can we teach infinity meaningfully to younger students? Explore several ways to incorporate ideas of infinity, including countable versus uncountable sets and Cantor’s diagonal argument, into middle-grades classrooms.

Presentation Format: 6-8 Session
Grade Band Audience: 6 to 8

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